From my experience, the realtime traffic is useful for three things.
Originally Posted by nbali04
Thanks for all the responses. We decided to pull the trigger and took delivery of our X3 this evening. On the route home it showed some traffic conditions but both had actually cleared by the time we reached it. I guess we'll just need to accept that RTTI hasn't quite advanced yet but it is better than not knowing anything at all. It does look like the INRIX RTTI will be pretty sweet once it's fully rolled out to all models - we just couldn't wait until the 2014 model :-)
1. When you actually get stuck in traffic, you can see how far it is backed up and decide if you want to change your route.
2. When there is construction, it will show the slow area with arrows.
3. Marveling at the fact that your vehicle displays traffic info.
2011 X3 (F25) xDrive 35i 3.0L, nav, xm